Mas-Ud Didi Dramani was almost physically assaulted whiles spying on Ghana’s Group opponents Cameroon.
Ghana Football Association Technical Director Oti Akenteng reveals the former Kotoko head Coach was almost beaten whiles on duty as a scout for Black Stars Coach Kwesi Appiah.
Dramani has been assigned to monitor Cameroon who have been camping in Spain ahead of the Cup of Nations tournament.
But the Nordsjælland assistant trainer nearly tasted an attack whiles watching Cameroon in a friendly match in Spain.
The former Black Maidens Coach together with 2009 FIFA U20 World Cup winning Coach Sellas Tetteh as well as David Duncan, former Coach of the Ghana U17 team were named as the three scouts for the Black Stars.
“Normally it’s not advisable to announce your scouts because their job is to identify the weakness of opponents so for security sake it is not appropriate,” Oti Akenteng told Happy FM.
“I will advise that going forward we should not announce our scouts, I made such recommendations in my report when I was scouting for Ghana in Australia but it’s not being used.
“Didi Dramani was nearly beaten up when he went to watch Cameroon same applies to Sly Tetteh whilst trying to watch the Benin game yesterday.
“Didi Dramani was able to watch the Cameroon game but it was their second game against a Spanish side he got into trouble but he was able to escape
“He had to pretend he is not a Ghanaian. Sometimes he had to go to the washroom before he can note down some things,” he added.”
Ghana takes on Benin on Tuesday before playing Cameroon four days later. The Black Stars will then wrap up their Group matches with a game against Guinea Bissau.
By Frank Darkwah